Flex Your Guns 2015 Photo Contest: Week #4

LD’s Black Aces Tactical Pro Series 5 Mossberg 500 Short barrel shotgun

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I have two shotguns in the house, and the only reason they’re still here is because it’s not worth it financially to sell them. LD’s SBS Mossberg might make me change my mind — if we could have short barreled shotguns here. It looks awesome.

It is comfortable to shoot without hearing protection and the suppressor really eliminates muzzle climb and most of the recoil.

One reason I love it: I love it because it is unique and something you done see every day. It is very pleasurable to shoot and is a good reminder that to run a shotgun well the shooter has to work that action hard.

MA’s 9MM Rock River Arms LAR-9 AR15 Pistol


9MM pistol caliber carbines were very prominent at SHOT Show 2015 this year, and we’re trying to decide between several great options for a personal SBR. MA’s AR15 pistol is more traditional, with a Rock River Arms purpose-built 9MM lower and upper.

I really like the H&K 416 diopter sights. The front sight reminds me a lot of the front sight of an AK, which I’ve used to make very rapid close quarters shots without any other sighting mechanism. The red dot is great for engaging targets at 200 yards or less. The only thing I would add to this firearm is a Law Tactical folding adapter, but I’d say that about any AR platform weapon.

Love it: 9mm shoots easy, and fits in a backpack broken down

Hate it: weight (steel upper and lower), mags, trouble with LRBHO (last round bolt hold open)

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Here’s what I’m looking for:

  • At least one photo of your firearm. Send me photos of short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, point defense weapons, SMGs, AR pistols, or any type of firearm that would fit the theme of this blog.
  • Any details about it that you think other readers would find interesting, such as barrel length, important or unusual components, rarity, etc.
  • One reason you love it or hate it.
  • Email photos of your gun to [email protected]

Here are the contest details:

  • I will choose the firearms to feature each Thursday by myself.
  • You can enter as many times as you want, but once your firearm is featured on a Thursday you can’t submit again for the same contest.
  • Once we hit 10 weeks, the readers (that’s you!) will vote on who wins out of the pre-selected firearms. My own submissions (if any) won’t count.
  • The contest will end on June 18, 2015.
  • Judging will start on June 19, 2015 and close at 11:59PM CDT June 24, 2015.
  • The winner will be notified on June 25, 2015.
  • If your photo is chosen by the community you’ll have five business days to email me a picture of the firearm you submitted plus a piece of paper with your email address written on it. This is very important to make sure the firearm is actually yours. Our friends in law enforcement may enter their unit’s firearms as long as they can provide the evidence linking their email address to their photo.
  • The winner will get their gift card via email, so make sure you send me your photos from a valid email account!

Show us what you’ve got!

About the Author:

Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.

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